As a young man devouring music in Oahu, Roger Bong was captivated by the native sounds of the islands, from funk to soul, jazz, reggae and more. What began as collecting records eventually became blogging, and some years later Aloha Got Soul (AGS) launched the first and… Read More
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So many of Jamaica’s foundational artist are no longer here on Earth. All too frequently we read that another legendary singer, musician or producer has passed. When that happens, facebook timelines are flooded with tribute posts and YouTube clips of the artist’s best works.… Read More
For this third edition of “Two On The Mic,” I got on the phone with my very good friend Pachy Garcia, who has recently released an insanely good Dub record entitled “Pachyman In Dub.”
This was a special interview for me and one that I was really happy to do.… Read More
Rootfire At The Park returned to beautiful Cocoa, FL earlier this month, bringing together reggae & roots music fans for a truly one-of-a-kind celebration. Overcast skies and the looming threat of Florida showers did nothing to deter the faithful from turning out in full force for the second annual event,… Read More
The music video for the single Push On Thru features a 1993 Saab 900 cruising on snowy rural roads in the New Zealand countryside. Listen to album + watch.
I could relate to the way the video showed winter’s sky, farm animals on dirt roads, and music blasting out rolled… Read More
I was in love with Saadi’s EP Take It Easy way half way through the second song.
I first heard Saadi during a Rootmusic training video showcasing promotional features for the popular facebook bandpage.
A few days later Erin (my girlfriend, roommate, lover) and I invited friends to our apartment… Read More
Rootfire Mixtape 003 showcases artists from around the world who contribute to the progressive roots music scene. Connecting mid-‘90s John Brown’s Body with upcoming artists like The Skints and Stick Figure, and incorporating New Zealand heavyweights Fat Freddy’s Drop and The Black Seeds, producer Brendan Dane, better known as… Read More